Family obligations or cultural constraints? Obstacles in the path of professional women

Legault, Marie-Josée et Chasserio, Stéphanie (2003). « Family obligations or cultural constraints? Obstacles in the path of professional women ». Journal of international women’s studies (jiws), 4(3).

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This paper provides an account of our research on balancing private life and work among highly qualified information technology (IT) professionals. The authors basically present the findings of an empirical research on balancing private life and work among highly qualified information technology (IT) professionals (mostly engineers and few managers), comparing small loosely structured high-tech firms and big bureaucracies. Authors here build on theories regarding gender and commitment, appraisal and promotions and link these to work time behavior to show up consequences of gendered work time patterns on engineers’ careers. Briefly, to sum up the rationale, women and men behave differently regarding working hours, which are remarkably long in IT. Now, management is reluctant to reduce the workweek, and authors analyze why this is so. More, working hours are, more than ever, regarded as an important asset as well as an indicator of employee commitment. Finally, commitment is an important factor in promotions, which puts those who ask for reduced hours at a disadvantage. So much for women and for balancing working and private life.

Type: Article de revue scientifique
Informations complémentaires: Ce fichier est la première version soumise de l'article publié sous une forme différente.
Mots-clés ou Sujets: Gender, B2B IT services, career, promotions, work-life balance, new economy, working hours, commitment at work
Unité d'appartenance: Télé-université > UER Travail, Économie et Gestion
Déposé par: Marie-Josée Legault
Date de dépôt: 17 déc. 2007
Dernière modification: 27 nov. 2011 23:36
Adresse URL : http://www.archipel.uqam.ca/id/eprint/407

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